A world with no opportunity gap

By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all
young people to realize their potential.
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1000+ students impacted
95% High School graduation rate
Empowering youth since 2010
100% family satisfaction

Empowering all young people to realize their potential.

Through intentionally cultivated relationships, Heart & Hand Center is able to ensure that both children and their families experience a loving community and overcome barriers.

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The Whole Child Approach

Heart & Hand celebrates the unique beauty and talent of each young person in our programs. We utilize a whole child approach to empower youth to succeed academically, promote physical and emotional wellness, and expose students to new passion areas.

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Academic Enrichment
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Health and Wellness
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Family Engagement
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Creative Expression
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Social Emotional Skills

Since I am from Japan, and have no immediate family here to support me, Heart & Hand is like my family. They provided the care my children needed while I was in college, and while I am at work after the school day ends. It is very stressful for single mothers to give proper care for children while we are working. My children have had many wonderful experiences through Heart & Hand: taking yoga, dance classes, horseback riding, kick-boxing and camping. They also help with homework when I can’t. Heart and Hand is a part of our lives, and it is very important for us.

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Kazuyo
Parent

I've been with Heart & Hand for over 5 years, and to this day, I continue to have the opportunities to try new things that help me grow as a person. I enjoy coming to Heart and Hand because it gives my life direction and guidance. My peers and mentors helped me to achieve dreams I never thought I'd reach. Without Heart & Hand I wouldn't be at Denver School of the Arts! With Heart & Hand, my dreams can be realities.

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Baz
Emerging leader

Heart & Hand has given me the strong foundation to be a good student and a good friend. I tell everybody I can about the program and how much it has helped me be who I am. I want to be successful, and Heart & Hand is how I’ll get there.

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Caryela
Middle School Student

I love volunteering with Heart & Hand because I get to see firsthand the incredible impact our programs have on the kids and their families. I have witnessed kids grow and develop over the years due to the support and love from the Heart & Hand staff.

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Scooter Anata Walsh
Board Member & Volunteer

News and Updates

Learn more about the Heart & Hand community, receive updates from our Leadership Team, and stay in the know about our responsive program offerings.

Celebrating Black History Month: Black Joy

Celebrating Black History Month: Black Joy

Reflections from Heart & Hand Development Director Gwen Farnsworth on Black joy during Black History Month.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Meet Diante Peterson

Celebrating Black History Month: Meet Diante Peterson

Meet Heart & Hand Program Leader Diante Peterson

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Heart & Hand COVID Response

Heart & Hand COVID Response

Learn how Heart & Hand is responding to the needs of our community.

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